So my mated female, Violet, and her male are in their own condo and very happy. She lays an egg every day at about 5pm. My other four females, however, haven't started laying yet. Two are bigger than Violet and got their grown-up feathers earlier, so i presume they're a bit older, and all of the birds have the same diet and the same amount of light: about 14-16 hours, as they're indoors and get artificial light after nightfall. They're in the same part of the room, even, with the condo on top of the larger cage. So what gives?? Why aren't my single ladies laying eggs, too? I thought buttons would lay without a male. At this rate it's going to take ages to get enough quail eggs to make cupcakes.